Poser, follower, a charlatan of sorts. One who copies or immitates all or most of the aspects dealing with their idol. They may wish to have certain clothing, skills, vocabulary, etc., of their idols instead of their own. Most likely a wannabe is lacking in self confidence and is looking for guidance.
The wannabe frequently quoted popular phrases from his favorite rock star.
by BBeam November 20, 2003
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Someone classed as a wannabe is generally considered a bad person simply because they want to be something that they aren't yet. Something most people cannot seem to understand is that everyone is a wannabe at some point in their life. You make fun of that "barbie wannabe" over there thinks she has to have big boobs or be really skinny to be around the type of people she likes, she will learn to make it her own as time goes on. You make fun of that girl covered in makeup and stuck in class faking a hangover because she thinks it will make her popular, she will learn either by friends, family, or time that it only makes her look... significantly unintelligent. I'm sure at one point in your life you've tried hard to be someone or something when you weren't quite there yet, right?
Ignorant 1: "Dude, that girl's makeup is way too dark. She thinks she's goth. She's so retarded."
Ignorant 2: "Ugh, I know, right? She's such a wannabe."
Intelligent: "You say that like you never wanted to be a super hero as a kid. Wanting to feel accepted isn't retarded. Judging someone for wanting to start defining themselves differently is. It has to be the most hypocritical thing a person can do."
by Teckadoll November 29, 2012
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(A.) Someone who wants to be something else and fit in a crowd, someone who tries to act like someone they want to be even though it's obvious that they're just a stupid wannabe.
Skater wannabes dress like skaters and buy skateboards even though when they try to skate they end up falling on their arse after about 3 seconds.
Gangster wannabes act tough and hard, but when in a dangerous situation they piss themselves and run home.
by Glittery Goddess July 29, 2004
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A wannabe is a person who feels the need to act like someone else. They will agree with everything you say {{even if they disagree}}, pretend to like the things you like, and try to be you. In some cases, they go as far as dressing like you, getting the same hair style, and even worshiping you. They are annoying and pathetic, not someone you would want following your every move. Wannabes can even be classified as stalkers. In order to save your image and mental health, it is advised that you steer clear of such people.
OMG Becky! Did you see her trying to fit in with that rapper's girlfriend? She's such a wannabe!
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Wannabes appear in almost every social layer without reference to its cultural roots.
The word is a compound of "wanting" and "being" obviously, it can be interpreted as " to want to be", coll.: wanna be.

The wannabe himself is mainly a coincidental product of bigotry in combination with success the perverse wannabe met with in fact of a lucky streak or an immoral act.
Because of their narrow attitude to life wannabes can't realize their own incapability and, by mistake, reckon their whole past as the logical consequence of their absolute superiority towards other people.
In other words, those people are severely lacking of self-perception, receive backstrokes rarely and are neither able to revise the reasons for a failure (if occurred) nor for success.

A common indication of a wannabe is an abnormal and
and exaggerated self-confidence due to his/her utter self-overestimation.
Additionally, wannabes are behaving arrogantly and become exuberantly stubborn when they are alluded to their moronic self-perception, while criticism can cause them to overreact.

Wannabes are more often than not egoists, they like deceiving themselves and wannabes don't really care for others they can't profit from.

Finally, a wannabe's loss of reality makes him/her fail anytime and prevents him/her from having a fulfilled life, if he/she will ever become aware of the reality.
Wannabe's typicall acts.

Every participant of american idol who was kicked out with scorn.

People who drive 10-year-old middle class cars but fancy to drive a tuned sports car, with them as professional drivers.

Someone who calls himself proficient, although he never had to face real trouble.

Somebody comprehending himself/herself as a DJ just because he/she can turn on the stereo system and increase the volume.

Everyone who associates himself with the discriptons above and doesn't want to believe it - Thinking: "Bullshit! I'm the greatest! The author was merely a loser!" etc .

by antiwannabe January 24, 2006
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Song by the British girl band "Spice Girls". Openly catalogued as "crap", this song is everyone who was born between 1985 and 1995's musical core. Even if they don't accept it.
Excerpt from the song:

"If you wannabe my lover
You gotta get with my friends
Make it last forever
Friendship never e-ends"
by FGG October 16, 2006
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A wannabe :
an individual who tries really hard to be someone their not, often by copying others
those little kids that shop at tammy. they buy those black flared pants saying "bad girl" and then claim their goth
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